Betts confident over Widnes’ progress

Widnes head coach Denis Betts is confident his side can kick on from their win over Toulouse despite not having the best start to the Championship campaign.

Widnes have arguably underperformed, having only won three of their seven Championship matches prior to their 26-12 win over the French side.

However Betts is happy his side are back to winning ways, having now won two out of three matches in a seven day period. He believes they can still make an impact later in the season.

Betts said: “I think the confidence we take from this game and going into a ten day break until we next play in London, is going to be revitalising for us.

“We have come out with a win so there’s positive energy coming out of that, and we can start energizing the side a little bit. We can build some confidence and realise if we want to win tough games then we can.”

Widnes will have to wait two weeks until their next league game, as the fourth round of the Challenge Cup takes priority next weekend. Widnes will travel to London Skolars and no doubt hope for a similar result when the two sides met earlier in the season during the Northern Rail Cup when the Vikings won 68-18.

Betts said: “I think we can look at the doom and gloom, but also see the fact that to win two games out of a seven day period is a pretty positive. We have to feed off that and move forward into the Challenge Cup, again against Dewsbury, and then hopefully back into the Challenge Cup.

“There is a long way to go, and being part of play off systems that for the last two years have seen the best teams get no where near the end of it. We just need to get some form, get some energy, and for the second half of the year we just need to kick on.”

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